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Question about fat digestion

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 24, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Hi!

Well, I love fat. :3 If i eat too much fat, I'll know it because I get bloated and my stomach might hurt a tad. Usually I tend to eat coconut milk/cream.

This morning I woke up Went in the fridge and saw the lovely jar of coconut cream. I had possibly 5 tea spoon fulls ( note: it's pretty dense) and my stomach was basically beating itself up. I remember reading something saying that some people can't tolerate too much fat in their diet. This made me think a bit after seeing my cholesterol results ( Here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/92425/hack-my-cholesterol-results#axzz1kPbVESd7) I never had such pain before. It even feels worse than when I eat dairy.( Lactose intolerant)

So i'm wondering, does my body have a problem digesting fat? Should I eat more carbs if I have to lower the fat?

Thanks in advance!

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on January 25, 2012
at 02:39 AM

Totally agree. The issue lies in bombing your system with something that it's not designed to deal with. Tasty stuff but know it for what it is: novel treat.

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on January 25, 2012
at 02:33 AM

Absolutely! I just don't thrive on coconut. I can handle a little but that's it and it has to be with other food. OTOH, I've never met a steak I didn't like. :-))

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 25, 2012
at 02:31 AM

Absolutely! I just don't thrive on coconut. I can handle a little but that's it and it has to be with other food. OTOH, I've never met a steak I don't like. :-))

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on January 24, 2012
at 11:46 PM

Do get nausea at all? When I eat too much fat, I get super nauseated, apparently that's a symptom gallbladder issue.

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on January 25, 2012
at 01:17 AM

I wouldn't assume that fat absorption in general is impaired based on an experience with a processed version of an evolutionarily novel fat source. Eat a ribeye steak and report back.

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on January 25, 2012
at 02:39 AM

Totally agree. The issue lies in bombing your system with something that it's not designed to deal with. Tasty stuff but know it for what it is: novel treat.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 25, 2012
at 02:31 AM

Absolutely! I just don't thrive on coconut. I can handle a little but that's it and it has to be with other food. OTOH, I've never met a steak I don't like. :-))

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 25, 2012
at 02:33 AM

Absolutely! I just don't thrive on coconut. I can handle a little but that's it and it has to be with other food. OTOH, I've never met a steak I didn't like. :-))

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on January 25, 2012
at 12:01 AM

Coconut fat can cause nausea, especially on an empty stomach.

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on January 25, 2012
at 12:18 AM

Dietary fat increases colonic motility. So your nice gentle waves of peristalsis can turn into a violent sea if you eat too much at once.

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on January 25, 2012
at 12:52 AM

The MCT's in coconut fat are absorbed faster than long chain fatty acids and, to the best of my knowledge, metabolized by the liver. I don't usually have a problem with coconut, but MCT oil (which is usually the two shorter chain MCT's that are only like 8% or so of CO) can really send me if you know what I mean. Other fats should not cause this upset.

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on April 02, 2012
at 07:23 PM

ApfelBaum, were you actually hungry when you ate the coconut cream? Eating before you are hungry can sometimes cause problems.

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on April 02, 2012
at 02:02 PM

i cannot stomach coconut products very well -- and the ones i can have to be cooked (like coconut milk in a curry). i get bloated and have a stomach ache and nausea. i also recently changed the way i eat so that my breakfast and lunch are more produce heavy and less fatty. i get the bulk of my protein and fat for dinner. this way of eating has decreased digestion issues i was having previously.

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on April 02, 2012
at 12:29 PM

Does your coconut cream have guar gum? I can eat an entire can of coconut cream if there are no additives, but put some guar gum in there and teaspoons full do me in too!

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on April 02, 2012
at 11:53 AM

It could also be the salicylates in coconut affecting you.

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